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Elderly care and the NHS reforms

A report today says compassion and dignity are as vital as academic and professional qualifications in providing care for the elderly.  The point is, both are needed – without one we have care that does not always address the need to increase independence and safety, […]

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Elderly care: do we care?

A report by Age UK on Monday suggests that despite claims by Government that they are increasing funding for elderly care, the level of demand has outstripped funding as more and more people are living longer but with increasing levels of dependency. The report suggests […]

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MPs debate Care for the Dying

David Burrowes headed up a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday among around 20 MPs in a positive reflection about how we should care best for the elderly in our society. The importance of palliative care, not the legalisation of assisted suicide should be the central […]

Nursing Initiative: More tinkering at the edges?

In the face of a growing and alarming number of reports on poor standards of care for vulnerable patients in the NHS and the community, the Prime Minister today has launched an initiative to try and tackle the problem in hospital nursing. This is after […]

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Calls for action on care need to be heeded

When I wrote last July about how the findings of the Dilnot Commission into the funding of social care for the elderly looked likely to be admired but ignored by Government, I feared that the matter of how we care as a society for our […]